KBOO's Audio Archive

In 2016, KBOO started the process of preserving 50 years of historic audio from analog open reel tape to digital format, cataloging them using PBCore metadata, & making them accessible online for public use. Our work spans the next 4 years. By its completion, the KBOO archive will constitute an exemplary collection of community radio recordings. Additionally, KBOO's work will serve as a template and model for future digitization efforts for other community stations.

As we digitize and broadcast the KBOO archive, we will add items here - telling KBOO's story in the words and voices of the people who made KBOO happen.


December 12, 1977, with Host Rosemary Allen

Art and the Black Artist



This December 12, 1977 episode of Black History was KBOO Host Rosemary Allen's sixth and final show in her series on the program Black History, with producing support by Pascal Landa. The topic was Art and the Black Artist. It features outstanding members of the Black Portland arts community engaged in art in its various forms: Sculptor Charles H. Tatum; fashion designer and painter Bobby Fouther (manager of House of Sounds record shop); Jefferson High School jazz dance teacher Raymond Sawyer; singer, actress and former Ms. Oregon World Deborah Hicks; and trumpeter Thara Memory. It also promotes KBOO's 2nd annual Christmas Party.


Listen here

On the KBOO website.

Further Resources


1999, hosted by Spider Moccasin

American Indian Word & Music Festival